Project Coordinator, Mozambique 285 views


Project Coordinator

Job Posting: 18/Nov/2019

Closure Date: 09/Dec/2019, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FRMOZ

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Mozambique

Duration : Up to 11 months

Post Number : N/A

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting

FAO Mozambique, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security of Mozambique will implement the DFID-funded FAO project OSRO/MOZ/906/UK, entitled ‘Livelihood and nutrition-sensitive agricultural support for the most vulnerable populations affected by Tropical Cyclone Kenneth”. More specifically, the interventions of the project will include the provision of crop and vegetable kits for the 2019/2020 main agricultural season for the most food and nutrition-insecure households affected by Cyclone Kenneth. Particular focus will be given to pregnant and lactating women and children under five years of age to benefit from nutrition education and social behaviour change interventions through the formation and application of the CARE group approach. Nutrition-sensitive agriculture is a dominant feature of the project, which will be developed by building beneficiary capacity through cooking demonstrations, nutrition education, home gardening of highly nutritious vegetables and chicken restocking activities.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative and working closely with Programme, Administration, Emergency, Operations and Technical units, the Project Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day project management and implementation of the FAO Mozambique project OSRO/MOZ/906/UK, entitled ‘Livelihood and nutrition-sensitive agricultural support for the most vulnerable populations affected by Tropical Cyclone Kenneth”.

Technical Focus

Lead and coordinate the project management functions of the Livelihood and nutrition-sensitive agricultural support for the most vulnerable populations affected by Tropical Cyclone Kenneth project.

Tasks and responsibilities

The main tasks and responsibilities of the consultant include:

  • Ensure the day-to-day project management, monitoring, oversight and implementation of project activities as per the agreed work plan; and fine-tune the project to ensure effective and efficient project implementation with consent from FAO Senior Management and the Donor.
  • Ensure synergies are made within the project between emergency response and nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions, in close liaison with FAO Emergency, Technical, Operational and Procurement Units.
  • Review and develop key project documentation related, but not limited to procurement, Letters of Agreement, project proposals, project updates, project briefs, project narrative reports, etc.
  • Organize and/or undertake regular missions to project field sites, working closely with key implementing partners to ensure project activities are technically sound and as stipulated with partners’ Letters of Agreements and with Heads of FAO Field Offices.
  • Participate in key stakeholder meetings informing on project coordination, activity status, main successes, project constraints, key lessons learned.
  • Timely project narrative and financial project reporting, which may also entail timely follow up with downstream partners to ensure project information streams are up to date.
  • Research and analyze technical-related issues on the development, the implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects; assist in the review of relevant documents and reports;
  • Produce a variety of technical information, data, statistics, and documents as well as technical inputs for reports and web pages;
  • Oversee the updating of databases and web pages;
  • Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in political sciences, business administration, agricultural economics, development economics, rural sociology, food security, nutrition, sustainable agriculture (including livestock, forestry and fisheries), or related field;
  • Five years of relevant experience in technical cooperation’s related activities, policy advice and analysis relating to food and nutrition security, agriculture and rural development, fishery, forestry, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes;
  • Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian. (For PSA only one language is required)

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly implementing emergency projects in field positions is desirable
  • Relevance and extent of experience in technical cooperation’s related activities, policy advice, and analysis relating to food and nutrition security, agriculture and rural development, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes
  • Relevance and extent of experience in working with inter-governmental bodies and multi-disciplinary teams

IT Skills

  • Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Exchange) etc.
  • Ability to use software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make inquiries, retrieve/define
  • Ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in appropriate format.

Selection Criteria

  • Advanced knowledge of Portuguese is an asset (speaking and writing)
  • Experience in FAO Emergency Response, Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture and Project Management will be an asset

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency


FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list

Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications

Candidates should upload language certificate/s when submitting their application.

For more information, visit the FAO employment website


To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline

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